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Social media and the Steubenville rape case

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The article below discusses the impact of social media on criminal law. Among other things, this article raises a question about whether an individual can be criminally prosecuted for failing to report a crime that was revealed in a Tweet or Facebook post. As a general rule, individuals do not have a duty to act or report a crime unless they have a special relationship with the victim. It will be interesting to see if social media changes this generally accepted rule of law.

Dayton Daily News: Social media under fire in Steubenville rape case

 

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